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Six-shooters fire Slovakia to victory

Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.27CET
Slovakia 7-0 San Marino The home side recorded a confidence-boosting victory in Group D thanks to goals from six different scorers.
Six-shooters fire Slovakia to victory
Martin Škrtel was among the goalscorers ©GettyImages

Match statistics

SlovakiaSan Marino

Goals scored7
 
0
Attempts on target16
 
1
Attempts off target11
 
1
Corners18
 
0
Fouls committed14
 
12
Yellow cards1
 
2
Red cards0
 
0

Standings

Last updated: 27/06/2012 11:57 CET

Legend:

P: Played   
Pts: Points   
 
Published: Sunday 14 October 2007, 0.27CET

Six-shooters fire Slovakia to victory

Slovakia 7-0 San Marino The home side recorded a confidence-boosting victory in Group D thanks to goals from six different scorers.

Slovakia recorded a confidence-boosting victory at the expense of group minnows San Marino thanks to six different goalscorers.

Six-shooters
Marek Hamšík, Stanislav Šesták, Marek Sapara, Martin Škrtel, Filip Hološko and Ján Ďurica were all on target for Ján Kocian's team who remain in fourth place in UEFA EURO 2008™ qualifying Group D.

Resistance over
Slovakia dominated from the start but took 24 minutes to break down the Sammarinese resistance. Marek Čech played in midfielder Hamšík who shot past goalkeeper Federico Valentini and into the top corner. The second goal followed eight minutes later when striker Šesták picked up possession on the edge of the visitors' area, burst between two defenders, skipped past another, before chipping Valentini from close range. Then the third before half-time: Ján Kozák supplied Sapara who advanced into the box to score right-footed.

No let-up
Valentini managed to keep Slovakia out for six minutes of the second half, until Škrtel popped up at the far post to turn in Hološko's cross. Giampaolo Mazza's men held out for a further three minutes before Hološko got his name on the scoresheet by finishing off a one-two with Šesták.

Magnificent seven
It was 6-0 when the latter player secured his double – volleying in Kozák's centre from the right. Yet if the Slovakians were hoping for double figures, they would be disappointed. The final addition to the scoring arrived on 76 minutes when the away side's defender Nicola Albani conceded a penalty which full-back Ján Ďurica converted with aplomb.

Last updated: 14/10/07 1.29CET

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Lineups

Slovakia

Slovakia

San Marino

San Marino

1
ČontofalskýKamil Čontofalský (GK) (C)
1
F. ValentiniFederico Valentini (GK)
3
ŠkrtelMartin Škrtel
Goal51
2
AndreiniMatteo Andreini
7
KrajčíkMatěj Krajčík
10
VannucciDamiano Vannucci (C)
5
ĎuricaJán Ďurica
Goal76
3
F. VitaioliFabio Vitaioli
14
Ottó SzabóOttó Szabó
4
Albani N.Nicola Albani
10
SaparaMarek Sapara
Goal37
Yellow Card64
Substitution79
5
Ales. Della ValleAlessandro Della Valle
4
ČechMarek Čech
6
G. BolliniGianluca Bollini
Yellow Card45
Substitution57
17
HamšíkMarek Hamšík
Goal24
7
C. ValentiniCarlo Valentini
6
KozákJán Kozák
8
BugliMatteo Bugli
Substitution68
16
ŠestákStanislav Šesták
Goal32
Goal57
Substitution60
9
MaraniManuel Marani
Yellow Card77
Substitution85
13
HološkoFilip Hološko
Goal54
Substitution71
11
F. NanniFederico Nanni

Substitutes

12
HajdúchĽuboš Hajdúch (GK)
12
A. SimonciniAldo Simoncini (GK)
2
P. PetrášPeter Petráš
13
BenedettiniGiacomo Benedettini
Substitution57
18
BrezinskýMiloš Brezinský
14
BonifaziLuca Bonifazi
Substitution68
15
ŠinglárPeter Šinglár
16
MariottiPaolo Mariotti
8
VaščákBlažej Vaščák
Substitution60
17
VagnettiDavide Vagnetti
11
HesekAndrej Hesek
Substitution79
15
De LuigiMarco De Luigi
Substitution85
9
ŠeboFilip Šebo
Substitution71

Coach

Ján Kocian (SVK) Giampaolo Mazza (SMR)

Referee

Luc Wilmes (LUX)

Assistant referees

François Mangen (LUX), Antonio De Carolis (LUX)

Fourth official

Peter Vervecken (BEL)

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  • Own goalOwn goal
  • PenaltiesPenalties
  • Missed PenaltiesMissed Penalties
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  • yellow_cardsYellow cards
  • yellow_red_cardsYellow/red card
  • SubstitutionSubstitution
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